José L. Castillo Photo Collection
José L. Castillo was born in 1970 and attended high school in Lima, Peru. During the early 1990s he studied translation and interpretation at the Escuela de Traducción e Interpretación de Lima (School of Translation and Interpretation of Lima). Afterwards, he continued his English studies at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in England. During his time in the United States, Mr. Castillo has worked as an editor, columnist, reporter, and media advisor in the Atlanta and Dallas-Fort Worth markets. He was the founder and former editor-in-chief of AtlantaLatino.com, currently Georgia’s largest bilingual portal to the Latino community. In March 2002, Mr. Castillo assembled a bilingual editorial staff and launched Atlanta Latino (Georgia), a weekly newspaper with identical content in both English and Spanish. In addition he has done freelance work for La Estrella (Fort Worth), the now defunct Latin Trade Magazine (Miami), HOY (New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles), and has translated columns into Spanish for the New York Times Syndicate. Mr. Castillo’s work has earned recognition from his colleagues and has been featured in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the Gwinnett Daily Post (Georgia). He is a current member of the Colegio de Periodistas del Perú (Journalist Society of Peru), one of the most important journalist organizations in his native country, the American Association of Translators, and a former member of the Georgia Association of Latin American Journalists. As of this writing he is the Dallas-Fort Worth correspondent for EFE News Services, the fifth largest news wire in the world and a correspondent for La Republica (Lima, Peru). Since 2004 he has resided in Mansfield, Texas.
The José L. Castillo Collection consists of 2,700 digital images and fifty-seven articles from July 2004 through July 2006. The images and articles highlight protests and political events in the Latino community, including the march protesting immigration bill HR 4437 in April 2006 by more than 350,000 people; Hispanic community and political leaders; and festivals, Latino soccer leagues and other gatherings in the North Texas area. Featured subjects include Fort Worth Mayor Mike Moncrief; former Dallas Mayor Laura Miller, Dallas ISD Superintendent Michael Hinojosa; former LULAC President Hector Flores. The collection is visible on the Portal to Texas History website at http://texashistory.unt.edu/explore/collections/JCPC/
Restrictions on Access
Open for research.
Literary Rights Statement
For reproduction of materials, permission must be obtained from the University Archives.
José L. Castillo, a correspondent for the international EFE News Service, donated his archive of photographs taken between July 2004 and July 2006 and articles to the UNT Archives.
Information about how to cite materials from the collection is available on the citations link on the Portal to Texas History website for each individual object.
Detailed Description of the Collection